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there is no balance. the legal standard devolves to nothing more than trust us. and that's trust us but you don't have the tools to verify. senator leahy and i proposed the freedom act, not only because the intelligence community has lost our trust, but because we believe that the american people are the custodians of their government and have a fundamental right to know what is being done in their name. title one of the freedom act directly addresses business records reforms, ending dragnet collection under section 215. title one raises the standard the government must meet to obtain a court order for tangible things and ensures that the records the government obtains are in fact relevant to the government's investigations. titles two and five adopt a uniform standard for federal collection by applying the heightened standard to pen register and trap and trace devices and national security letters. taken together, the provisions will force a fundamental shift in how the intelligence community collects data. rather than allowing the government to collect everything and then determine what they need, t
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